Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Video Hits Wednesday! The Dean Ambushed in the Elevator

Community's paintball episodes are widely regarded as classics. This is why. 

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Mutha Oith

I am obsesed with games like this. Anything where you play something small, insane and given to homicdal levels of punning and I'm all in: Kobolds Ate My Baby, Munchkin, TWERPS, GURPS Goblins, I love them all.

I came across the Mutha Oith website not too long ago and while I loved the art and the jokes, I wasn't sure on just what it is suppose to be? A tabletop RPG, a card-game? 

Well, it is kind of both. Low Life is the RPG, and Dementalism is the cardgame. 

For those interested in looking into Low Life a little more, they have just released two free 8pg pdfs; The Offical Character Creation Guide and the Boss Bible. 

My only regret being that I don't have a regular game group to unleash this upon. Still, they've picked up a new fan.

Your Next Underwater Adventure Just Wrote Itself

Maze Coral. Normally tiny, but it would not be hard to imagine one of these things stretching for leagues and hiding a great treasure inside.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

The Joy of Reading RPGs

The Guardian has an article on The joy of reading role-playing games.

The article asks a number of authors how D&D (and other Tabletop games) influence their work, and examines whether or not gamebooks can be read for fun?

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Video Hits Wednesday! A Jarring Encounter

Sometimes all you need is an opposable thumb.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Personal Ripsaw Tank

Got a spare 100K+? Howe and Howe have announced the launch of a 'personal tank'. This would be the perfect addition to any Cyberpunk or Shadowrun game.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Video Hits Wednesday! 4th Planet

A desperate man tries to sneak aboard a Mars launch. 

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

You've Been Spending Your Gold Coins All Wrong

"These roman coins are part of a 159 coin hoard discovered near St. Albans, Hertfordshire. Gold solidi were enormously valuable coins. By law they could not be spent on retail market goods, but only for large purchases and deals like property sales and entire ship’s of goods. Whoever owned these coins was very wealthy, a merchant or a banker."

So if 159 coins represented a small fortune (and don't I mean like afford a nice condo kinda fortune, I mean like owning the whole building kind of fortune), what happens when the Heros come up from the Dungeons of Depravity with two thousand of the suckers?

Economics is something most table top gamers don't really pay much attention too. Sure, they are supposedly carrying around thousands of pounds of gold with little to no encumbrance penalties, but very little thought is given to what would happen when all that gold hits the economy. A ridiculous boom economy followed by runaway inflation and then a catastrophic economic bust. Who's mining and minting all this gold? Where did it come from?

I'm not saying that GM's should be laying out detailed economic charts for their game world, but the players suddenly finding their hard won treasure is now near worthless after a few weeks in town while everyone is suddenly wearing a solid-gold shoes, might make for an interesting development. Not to mention the sort of attention that kind of haul would attract from bandits, mercenary armies, tax collecting royals, would-be-mad emperors ....

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Tentetsutou, the Sword of Heaven

Tentetsutou, translated as 'The Sword of Heaven' is a katana forged from a meteorite. 

House Rule: A magical sword does not have to be named. But any sword that urns its name, becomes magical. 

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Kill Your Friends, Steal Their Bricks

That someone chose to make this makes my world a little bit happier.

Munchkin Quest LEGO by Guy H. and Crazy Bricks